The half-hour Repo Games, from Jersey Shore exec producer Sally Ann Salsano and her 495 Prods., has received a 20-episode order. It is a game-show described as Cops meets Jeopardy and follows a crew of real-life repo men, Josh Lewis and Tom Detone, who give debtors one last chance to keep their cars but only if they’re willing to play for it. The debtors get five questions and if they get three answers correct, the car will be paid off on the spot. If not, the car gets taken away. Production on the show starts in February.
The hourlong Bar Rescue, from 3 Ball Pros./Eyeworks, has received a 10-episode order. The project, which was picked up to pilot in May under the title On the Rocks, features top restaurant and bar consultant Jon Taffer giving failing establishments one last chance to succeed. The series begins shooting in April. JD Roth and Todd A. Nelson are exec producing.
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